From March to September 2021, we hosted Season One of a series of “OpenClimate community calls” around different topics related to the connection and intersection between the climate crisis/climate action and the open movement. For each we did a short, easily digestible write-up, but if you’re interested in going more…


Over the next six months, a series of “” will be hosted around different topics related to the connection and intersection between the climate crisis/climate action and the open movement. …


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In August 2020, I was asked by the (ELI) to participate in a virtual discussion with agency (fed, state, tribal, local) officials and NGOs. The call was meant to contextualize ELI reports for the Environmental Protection Agency on citizen science programs. …


By Open Environmental Data Project (Shannon Dosemagen & Elizabeth Tyson)

Part I

Part one of this series explores a brief introduction to why the approach of collaborative governance is interesting and attractive in the environmental context and then defines the different types of governance models being discussed today.

Introduction

Environmental problems are…


By Open Environmental Data Project (Shannon Dosemagen & Elizabeth Tyson)

The Open Environmental Data Project is working towards a in the open environmental data ecosystem. To accomplish this we had conversations with around 40 people globally who work for nonprofits/NGOs, government, private sector and academia…


May 28, 2020

A small movement at the top of a mountain causes a packed ball of snow to start slowly bouncing down. As it moves, it gathers momentum and substance. …


April 20, 2020

Over the last decade, I’ve had the opportunity, as co-founder and executive director of , to explore the ways that science and technological infrastructure can be useful in achieving the goals people have created while asking environmental questions. Ten years ago, on the heels of the…


Soil sampling at the 2019 Public Lab Barnraising in Galveston and Houston.

This piece is a historical synopsis of the evolution of the terms “civic science” and “community science” framed through the lens of my work with Public Lab — from the rise to popularity of civic technology, to using “civic science” as a founding structure, to switching to the “community science”…


Barataria Bay, 2017. Image: Courtesy Nate Dappen/CROWD & CLOUD

After a decade with , I will be stepping down from my position as executive director. As both a co-founder and the executive director through the first decade of Public Lab, this has been an incredibly difficult decision, but one I make with confidence — both in my personal…

Shannon Dosemagen

Building collaborative spaces for dealing w/ pollution. @ShuttleworthFdn Fellow working on @OpenEnviroData / co-founder & advisor @PublicLab . she/her

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